Scaffolding collapse injures four

Four men working on a South of Market high-rise construction project were injured Friday morning after the scaffolding on which they stood collapsed.

One of the men suffered a broken femur and another likely a broken rib, said Julie Chase, a spokeswoman for the One Rincon Hill project.

The two other workers had cuts and bruises but sustained no serious injuries, Chase said. The Webcor Concrete workers were on the third floor of the 55-story, $290 million project at 425 First St. when the collapse occurred around 10:45 a.m., Fire Department spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge said.

The four were transported by ambulance to San Francisco General Hospital for treatment, Chase said. The construction site was shut down for the day and an investigation is under way. The California Occupational Safety and Health Administration was notified, Talmadge said.

The men fell between 8 and 12 feet after the wood and metal scaffolding collapsed.

Chase said the building, which has a 45-story twin, is just coming out of the ground. The building broke ground earlier this year.

mcarroll@examiner.comBay Area NewsLocal

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

Indoor dining at John’s Grill. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
State’s mask mandate to continue until June 15 reopening despite CDC guidance

By Eli Walsh Bay City News Foundation California will wait until next… Continue reading

International Bird Rescue helped save Bay Area birds that were contaminated by mysterious goo in 2015. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)
International Bird Rescue marks 50 years of wildlife protection

Group established in wake of massive oil spill continues essential rehabilitation, research

A cyclist heads past an artistic sign onto Page Street, a Slow Street, at Stanyan Street near Golden Gate Park on Monday, April 12, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Push to make street closures permanent meets with resistance

Hastily thrown together during the pandemic, Slow Streets program now struggles to build support

Agnes Liang, who will be a senior at Mission High School, is running for one of the two student representative seats on the San Francisco Unified School District Board of Education. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Turbulent year on school board leaves student delegates undeterred

Around this time last year, Shavonne Hines-Foster and Kathya Correa Almanza were… Continue reading

Most Read